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Aviation Maintenance--The Early Days
611th Transportation Company

from Bernie Greer



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1. This is me with an Otter, probably at Saigon, some time in 1965. 
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2.Caribou CV2. I worked mainly on this plane. 
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3. Main gate at Vung Tau. These are some of the first combat troops that came in and were going on some kind of walkaround. 
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4. Flight line at Tan-son-nut Airport with Caribou (dark), Air Force 123's (silver) and a Huey hovering. 
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5. I am standing by the barracks. Inside the sandbags there were steel conex boxes with PSP over the top 
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6. South Vietnamese soldier. He wanted me to take his picture. I don't remember his name.
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7. Stan Kubin from Texas. He was with the 61st Aviation Co. I went to school with him at Ft. Rucker, then was shipped to Ft. Knox the same time he was.
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8. UH1B helicopter at Back Beach, Vung Tau 
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9. Otter we were putting together at Tan-son-nut. They arrived with wings off and we serviced them.
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10. A load of bombs that were being loaded on Douglas Skyraiders for the South Vietnamese Air Force. I saw Lin Cao Ky, Vietnamese general or president taxiing out in a Skyraider with a load of bombs. He was supposed to be a good pilot. 
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11. Parking lot at airport main terminal in Saigon. 
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12. This river in Saigon goes to the ocean. Big ships docked there, offloading equipment. While I was in Saigon living at a hotel they threw hand grenades over the side once in awhile to discourage divers from putting mines and bombs under the hulls. 
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13. A street in Saigon.